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The Best Movies About Twins 

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Updated June 14, 2019 2.5k votes 832 voters 122.3k views 27 items

List Rules Only movies that feature twins prominently.

A list of the best twin movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This twin movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about twin are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about twin you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous twin movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these twin movie titles for more information about the films.

List features The Man in the Iron Mask, The Social Network and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best twin movies?" and "What is the greatest twin movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular twin movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these twin movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good twin movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham

Released: 1998

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

The Parent Trap is a 1998 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and produced and co-written by Charles Shyer. It is the second adaptation of Erich Kästner's German ...more

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Chris Abraham added It Takes Two Kirstie Alley, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen

Released: 1995

Directed by: Andy Tennant

It Takes Two is a 1995 film starring Kirstie Alley, Steve Guttenberg and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The movie title was taken from the song, "It Takes Two", by Marvin Gaye and Kim ...more
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Heather Graham, Danny DeVito

Released: 1988

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Twins is a 1988 comedy film, produced and directed by Ivan Reitman about unlikely twins who were separated at birth. The core of the film is the relationship between DeVito's streetwise ...more

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Big Business is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Twins
larryvandaalen added Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Seth Green

Released: 1988

Directed by: Jim Abrahams

This is the best comedy (twin) film ever!
Please vote it,it deserve to be number one!
Big Business is a 1988 American comedy film farce starring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin. The movie revolves around two sets of identical female twins who were mismatched at birth, with one ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

Released: 1980

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

The Shining is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, ...more

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Laurie, John Malkovich

Released: 1998

Directed by: Randall Wallace

The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1998 adventure film directed, produced, and written by Randall Wallace, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio in a dual role as the title character and villain, Jeremy ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman

Released: 2006

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

The Prestige is a 2006 mystery drama film directed by Christopher Nolan, from a screenplay adapted by him and his brother Jonathan Nolan from Christopher Priest's 1995 World Fantasy ...more

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Released: 2005

Directed by: Stuart Gillard

Twitches is a 2005 Disney Channel Original Movie, is based on the popular Twitches book series published by Scholastic Press. Produced by Broomsticks Productions Limited, the film stars Tia ...more
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Chris Abraham added Johnny Depp, Katie Holmes, Shaquille O'Neal

Released: 2011

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

Jack and Jill is a 2011 comedy film written by Steve Koren, Robert Smigel, Ben Zook and directed by Dennis Dugan.

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Jeremy Irons, Jill Hennessy, Geneviève Bujold

Released: 1988

Directed by: David Cronenberg

This film is a 1988 Canadian-American psychological thriller film starring Jeremy Irons in a dual role as identical twin gynecologists. David Cronenberg directed and co-wrote the screenplay with ...more

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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Twins
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 1977

Directed by: George Lucas

Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars franchise, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter ...more

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Hayley Mills, Barry Bostwick, Leanna Creel

Released: 1989

Directed by: Mollie Miller

The Parent Trap IV: Hawaiian Honeymoon is a 1989 made-for-TV movie. It is the third sequel to the 1961 film The Parent Trap. It is the fourth and final installment in the original Parent Trap ...more
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Twins of Evil is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Twins
Peter Cushing, Dennis Price, Kathleen Byron

Released: 1972

Directed by: John Hough

Twins of Evil is a 1971 horror film by Hammer Film Productions starring Peter Cushing, with Damien Thomas and the real-life twins and former Playboy Playmates Mary and Madeleine Collinson. It is ...more

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Twin Sitters is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Twins
Twin Sitters Rena Sofer, George Lazenby, Tasha Smith

Released: 1994

Directed by: John Paragon

Twin Sitters is a 1994 comedy film directed by John Paragon.
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Stuck on You is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Twins
Tom Brady, Eva Mendes, Cher

Released: 2003

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Stuck on You is a 2003 comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear as conjoined twins, whose conflicting aspirations provide both conflict and humorous ...more
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Released: 2002

Directed by: Spike Jonze

Adaptation is a 2002 American comedy-drama metafilm directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman. The film is based on Susan Orlean's non-fiction book The Orchid Thief, with numerous ...more

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Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, David Chiang

Released: 1992

Directed by: Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam

Twin Dragons is a 1992 Hong Kong action comedy film directed by Ringo Lam and Tsui Hark, and starring Jackie Chan in two roles as a pair of twin brothers. A blockbuster Telugu film titled Hello ...more

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Nadja Uhl, Thekla Reuten, Barbara Auer

Released: 2002

Directed by: Ben Sombogaart

Twin Sisters is a 2002 Dutch film, directed by Ben Sombogaart, based on the novel The Twins by Tessa de Loo, with a screenplay by Dutch actress and writer Marieke van der Pol.
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The Social Network is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Twins
Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara

Released: 2010

Directed by: David Fincher

The Social Network is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from Ben Mezrich's 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of ...more

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Tori Spelling, Rachael Leigh Cook, Parker Posey

Released: 1997

Directed by: Mark Waters

The House of Yes is a 1997 American film starring Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Geneviève Bujold, Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Tori Spelling. The movie is based on the play of the same name, ...more

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Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas, Daryl Hannah

Released: 1996

Directed by: Fernando Trueba

Two Much is a 1995 romantic screwball comedy film based on Donald Westlake's novel of the same name, and is also a remake of the 1984 French comedy film Le Jumeau, which was also based on ...more
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Ursula Andress, Olivia de Havilland, Ian McShane

Released: 1979

Directed by: Ken Annakin

The Fifth Musketeer is a 1979 film adaptation of the last section of the novel The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas, père, which is itself based on the French legend of the Man in ...more
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Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Kingsley, Kyra Sedgwick

Released: 1996

Directed by: Trevor Nunn

Twelfth Night or What You Will is a 1996 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play, directed by Trevor Nunn and featuring an all-star cast. The adaptation is given a northern Central ...more

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Legend is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Twins
Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, David Thewlis

Directed by: Brian Helgeland

Legend is a 2015 French-British crime thriller film written and directed by Brian Helgeland. The film is adapted from John Pearson's book The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the ...more
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Susan Sarandon, Edward Norton, Keri Russell

Released: 2009

Directed by: Tim Blake Nelson

Leaves of Grass is an American comedy-drama film written and directed by, and featuring, Tim Blake Nelson. It also stars Edward Norton, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Melanie Lynskey and Keri ...more